Students taking digital arts courses explore creative possibilities in a computer-driven world. Students in our digital arts courses learn skills they can take with them much later in life, including the tools and techniques of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and the film editing program Final Cut.
In addition to creating unique projects, in the past, students in digital arts have designed advertisements, logos, packaging, t-shirts, boardgames and publications!
In filmmaking, student learn to write, direct, act in, film, edit and even animate their own movies using digital video cameras and the editing program Final Cut. Projects range from silent, simple exercises to more advanced projects featuring in-depth lighting, angling and editing practices. In filmmaking, students study Hollywood features and independent films to understand how filmmaking techniques affect the viewer’s reading of a story.
Students in photoshop courses explore the tools and techniques of the computer program Adobe Photoshop. In this course, students learn how to repair and optimize scanned images or images downloaded from the internet, as well as how to use layering and blending modes to create seamless collages assembled from a variety of sources. Photoshop students also learn the tools and techniques for optimizing output in print.
In graphic design, students learn a new set of computer skills with the program Adobe Illustrator. The class focuses on how to communicate ideas effectively to specific target audiences through the use of text and images.